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will be former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, herself a victim of gun violence and deeply moved by the massacre in connecticut. >> when it can happen to children in a classroom, it's time to say -- >> enough. >> giffords will be joined by her husband, former astronaut mark kelly. together they've launched a campaign against gun violence. also testifying the nra's wayne lapierre. the nra reached out to its members urging them to attend this senate committee hearing. in an e-mail and online in a posting the gun lobby group says "you can bet the anti-gunners will be trying to mobilize their supporters to pack the hearing room and we need to make sure that the room is filled with second amendment supporters!" dana bash is on capitol hill this morning and finding out all sorts of stuff this morning for example there was a move to bring guns into the senate committee hearing, is that going to happen? >> reporter: it's not and it was a move by two of the republican senators on the committee, two of the chief supports of gun rights, lindsey graham and ted cruz. i'm told by a spokesman f
shooting in newtown, connecticut. on one side of the issue, former congresswoman gabriel giffords who was shot in the head last year. on the other side, wayne lapierre, the head of the national rifle association. danielle nottingham has more. >> reporter: former congresswoman gabriel giffords arrived as an unscheduled witness to the first senate hearing on gun violence since the mass shooting at a connecticut elementary school. >> the time is now. you must act. >> reporter: giffords was nearly killed in a tucson shooting in 2011, and came to capitol hill with her husband, retired astronaut mark kelly to push for tighter gun restrictions. members of the senate judiciary committee are discussing an assault weapons ban and strengthening background checks. >> when i bought firearms in vermont, i go through the background check. i would expect everybody else to. >> reporter: nra executive vice president wayne lapierre is representing the powerful gun lobby at the hearing. >> let's be honest. background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. >> reporter:
. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> pelley: we'll hear from gabrielle giffords and the nra. nancy cordes reports from capitol hill. michelle miller has one mother's story from newtown. a massive storm system is moving across the country tonight. what's coming next from meteorologist david bernard. the economy suddenly stops growing. anthony mason looks at the surprising new numbers and with the super bowl coming this weekend, jim axelrod in new orleans, where the city's chefs have served up an economic recovery. >> reporter: the population shrunk, and yet the number of the restaurants went up? >> yeah, it's a miracle, isn't it? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the senate judiciary committee had assembled for the first congressional gun control hearing since the sandy hook tragedy when the surprise witness appeared. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords of arizona was led by the hand by her husband, mark kelly. it was two years ago this month that giffords was shot through the head during a meeting in tucson. 1
capitol hill as former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords testified at a hearing on gun control. ktvu's scott mcfarlen reports. . >> reporter: several hundred people were here today but it was silent at the very start. >> reporter: when gabrielle giffords walked into the room. >> too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> reporter: congress is considering new gun laws but there is little consensus, the head of the nra said washington better enforce gun laws already on the books. >> violent felons, gang members and drug dealers with guns and the mentally ill are not being prosecuted and that is unacceptable. >> the democrat senators. >> we can't have a totally armed society. >> reporter: talked about better background checks. gabrielle giffords' husband did too. >> my wife would not be sitting here today if we had stronger background checks. >> reporter: his brother was shot and killed in 2003. he wants to reduce violence but little sign of agreement on how to do so. >> up hill battle. fight, fight, fight. we got to keep pushing forward. >> reporter
something. >> gabrielle giffords says it is hard to talk but today she is speaking out telling congress to many children have been killed by gunfire. >> it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. >> today endeavour was just one of hundreds in the packed hearing room. this mother of three is talking to be heard and read the group 1 million moms were bombed control, hopes others will be heard -- 1 million moms for gun control. carrying a picture of her son she recalls the day in 2003 when the young new york city councilman was gunned down inside city hall by political rival. >> she should have all these things in place. >> a spokeswoman for the independent women's forum insist the new laws will not stop criminals only law-abiding americans. >> guns meg whitman saber. over 90% of violent crimes occur without a firearm, which make guns and a great equalizer for women. >> background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. >> there are definitely passions on both sides of the issue. one place on the million moms facebook page said if you are anti-g
and high clip magazines in their first meeting. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords kicked off the discussion with an emotional plea while the nra pushed back against any new gun laws. danielle nottingham reports from capitol hill. >> reporter: former congresswoman gabrielle giffords had some difficulty getting the words out, but her message to lawmakers was clear. >> the time is now. you must act. >> reporter: giffords came to happy hill with her husband -- capitol hill with her husband, retired astronaut mark kelly. a ban on large capacity magazines he said may have injured the gunman from taking his wife's life when he took six drives. >> when he tried to reload, he dropped the magazine and a woman grabbed it and it gave bystanders a time to tackle him. >> reporter: republican lindsay lindsey graham offered a counter example of a woman running out of bullets defending herself. some democratic senators have introduced legislation to ban high capacity magazines and assault style weapons, expanding background checks also up for debate. >> my problem with background checks i
to be gun restrictions. kelly talking about how he is a gun owner. he and gabrielle giffords are both gun owners and believe in the second amendment and right to bear arms but there needs to be a conversation about gun violence. he talked about the need for better background checks in this country and eliminating restrictions on data. i want to bring in our chief congressional correspondent dana bash who is in the hearing room. one of the things we heard about a few minutes ago was about going after straw purchasers. could you explain to our viewers what exactly are straw purchasers and this is an area of legislation where there might be some accomplishment? >> reporter: if you listen to the line of questioning that the chairman patrick leahy is going through, you sort of see kind of the wheels churning and the outlines of potential legislation that he might be thinking it. it's all focused on background checks and making sure that guns are not in the hands of the wrong people. he talks about straw purchasers. he's effectively talking about the fact that if you own a gun and you sell it t
shooting in newtown, connecticut. gabrielle giffords spoke briefly at today's congressional hearing but what she said carried a powerful message. >> we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. >> as she made her emotional appeal the nra head re lapierre listen then -- listened in. >> background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to that. >> in a fiery rebuttal, her husband mark kelly spoke. >> my wife would not have been sitting in this seat today if we had stronger background checks. >> a teenager who marched during the inaugural parade was shot to death in chicago. >> if we can save even one child's life, we have an obligation to try. combat gun violence, president obama islawmakers to pass legislation that will limit the number of rounds in a magazine clip and require universal background checks for gun purchases. the nra says lawmakers should focus on enforcing current laws. republicans and some rural state democrats agree and it is a challenge for president obama. >> the manslaughter conviction of a former culpeper police officer
gabrielle giffords will join wayne lapierre to testify on gun control. pa trach lay hee called the hearing in response to the newton shooting where 20 children and six adults were killed. but lapierre says he doesn't believe the shooting should lead to new gun control laws. he plans to tell the committee law-abiding gun owners will not accept the blame of criminals. we could see fire here on capitol hill when senator dianne feinstein gets her turn to question lapierre at today's hearing. feinstein has been an outspoken critic of the nra. tuesday she told reporters they have fought virtually every kind of regulation. the time has come to change course and the time has come to make people safe. lapierre says congress shouldn't pass any new laws until the government starts enforcing the laws already on the book. it's still unclear whether former congresswoman gabrielle giffords will attend but we understand from blumenthal that a surprise guest will appear. he's not identifying who that is. >> that should be interesting. susan mcginnis in washington, thanks. >> another hi
. americans are counting on you. >> pelley: we'll hear from gabrielle giffords and the n.r.a. nancy cordes reports from capitol hill. michelle miller has one mother's story from newtown. a massive storm system is moving across the country tonight. what's coming next from meteorologist david bernard. weekend, jim axelrod in new orleans, where the city's chefs have served up an economic recovery. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the senate judiciary committee had assembled for the first congressional gun control hearing since the sandy hook tragedy when the surprise witness appeared. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords of arizona was led by the hand by her husband, mark
on "world news now" -- dramatic demand. gunshot survivor gabrielle giffords returns to capitol hill with a straight forward message. >> she is taking aim at her former colleagues pleading for tougher gun control laws. it is thursday, january 31st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> oh, our waning hours together here, sunshine. and end of january already. last day of the month. the 1st, tomorrow, moving fast. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm telling people that now, good morning. i'm sitting next to you. >> keep it casual. good morning. >> i'm sunny hostin. we'll get reaction to gifford's comments from capitol hill. then another shooting victim nearly killed by the taliban because she wanted an education. she faces a critical stage of her recovery. what doctors are doing next to help a geirl who has become an inspiration. >> they tried to kill her, had the opposite effect. made her and her message stronger. >> a hero now. >> can't wait to bring you the story coming up in a minute. >>> the young man who made headlines by squatting in a multimillio
the connecticut school shooting. we just found out former congresswoman gabrielle giffords will testify at this hearing. coming up at 7:15, the position the national rifle association says it will take when they testify this morning. >>> 7:08. we want to check in with sal once again for an update on some of the serious accidents in the bay area. >> yeah. eastbound 580 a deadly crash at north greenville road happened about an hour ago now. the car was fully engulfed in flames here. i apologize, we're losing our chopper picture. let's show you a map. it's eastbound 580 at north greenville load. but the traffic is going to -- road. but the traffic is going to be slow. just about five miles west, there is a motorcycle crash on 580 westbound right near hacienda, almost at 680 that's causing another big traffic. ja. it's very, very slow. let's go to the commute here at the toll plaza. gonna see slow traffic there. no major problems as you come through. we have a crash on eastbound 92. if we can go back to the maps. this is a crash eastbound 92 in san mateo. that traffic is gonna be slow there
do something! it will be hard! but the time is now! >> former representative gabrielle giffords who survived a gunshot wound to the head made a surprise visit. she opened the hearing and spoke haltingly of the need to protect our children. but opinions differed wildly on exactly how to do that. much of the debate focused on tougher laws, background checks and mental health issues. >> let's be honest. background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. >> when i bought firearms in vermont i go through the background check. i would expect everybody else to. >> any serious discussion of the causes of gun violence must include a complex reexamination of mental health. >> the national rifle association chief also spoke against the ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazine clips which is being pushed by gun control advocates in congress. senator feinsten is among them but while she attended the hearing in washington people against the ban protested outside her office in san francisco. >> our second amendment right is our ability to arm ourselves
is on assignment. the shooting comes as congresswoman gabrielle giffords is testifying about gun violence, today, on capitol hill she was a mass shooting victim herself the first to testify before the senate judiciary committee this morning in washington, dc. her speech is impaired as being shot in the head two years ago. she spoke slowly and made some plea. >> too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> the head of the national rifle association will testified >> law abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of december ranged criminals or do we believe that government should dick eight what we can lawfully own and use to protect our families. >> the senate judiciary committee hearing is the first on gun control since the massacre in newtown. >> investigators are testing bones in a decades old case of a missing child in san francisco. we broke that story yesterday. kevin collins disappeared in february of 1984 and last seen at a bus stop in the haight-ashbury. amy joins us from the home that was searched by cadaver dogs. >> people say it has been painful
gabrielle giffords.)1 >> too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> the hearing included testimony from the national rifle association. the vice president says it rejects bans on some assault weapons and bans president obama support. >> republicans have a proposal to make schools safer. and that is stirring up a lot of controversy. nannette miranda has the story tonight from sacramento. >> invoking the name of vicky soto, the teacher killed in the sandy hook massacre, while using her body to shield students. a group of lawmakers proposed a school marshal program to protect campuses from gunmen mod yeld after air marshal who's guard against terrorism and staffers from janitor to principal could be skparmd no ÷ how many are carrying a gun. >> we have a more yap yal obligation that the next vicky soto faced with inexpoliticable even,,s"z that e she not be leftézq+ defenseless. >> school marshals would have to pass a background check to get a concealed weapons permit. one bill would alout use of education funds to pay for the program illustrating th
-related disruptions. >>> an emotional plea from former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. >> violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. >> she appeared before the senate judiciary committee which is holding the first hearings on gun control since the connecticut school massacre. congress is look at everything from universal background checks to a new assault weapons ban. after today's hearings, giffords and her husband met with the president at the white house. >>> in newtown, connecticut, tonight, hundreds of people packed a public hearing on gun control. >> jesse was 6 years old. >> reporter: scarlet lewis brought a photograph of her 6-year-old son, jesse. he was among those killed. >> together we can turn this tragedy into the event that turned the tie. >> reporter: the bipartisan panel is considering policy changes following the december 14th massacre. many spoke in favor of new gun law, a few against. >> the lawless do not observe gun controls restrictions or regulations. and this leaves good and lawful citizens at an unjust disadvantage against the lawless. >> re
and she is grateful for the help. >>> an emotional plea from former congresswoman gabrielle giffords today for action on gun violence. >> violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. >> giffords appeared before the senate judiciary committee, which is holding the first hearings on gun control since newtown, connecticut, the shooting there. the washington post says giffords' speech therapist wrote the statement and it took a tremendous amount of practice for her to read it. >> amazing. >>> well, coming up, how san francisco saved new orleans from making a terrible mistake. >>> and a bay area woman goes for a walk. next thing she knows, she's going over a cliff. >>> and don't be fooled by the cute face. proof that house cats are really little killing machines. >>> things are pretty active back east. we had severe weather roll through new orleans. 30 different tornadoes touching down in the southeastern u.s. for us, nothing but sunshine. when is that pattern going to change? what about super bowl sunday? we've got
testifying was former congressional member gabrielle giffords. she is still recovering from the severe injury she suffered two years ago in a shooting rampage in tucson. >> the time is now. you must act. >> also testifying wayne lapierre of the national rifle association. he said universal background checks for gun purchases will not stop convicted criminals from getting their hands on guns. over the coming weeks the senate is expected to debate several gun control measures including a bill to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines. >>> a volunteer firefighter nearly lost his arm when a driver of a tractor trailer rammed into his fire truck from behind sending seven people to the hospital. this all happened on the inner loop of the beltway south of route 50 just before 3:00 this morning. emergency crews are still trying to clear debris. surae chinn joins us live with the latest on the progress. >> reporter: well, derek, we're told 29-year-old ryan emmons has undergone surgery to reattach his arm that was amputated in the crash. now emmons and three other volunteer firefighters had b
, former congress member gabrielle giffords and her husband mark kelly. giffords told lawmakers the time is now and you must act. also on the hill nra vice president wayne lapierre. >> my problem with background checks is you're never going to get criminals to go through universal background checks. >> the criminals won't go to purchase the guns because there will be a background check. we'll stop them from the original purchase. you miss that point completely and it's basic. >> senator, i think you missed it. >> let there be order. >> just a taste of the conflict ahead between getting any new legislation passed will be tough with gun rights supporters on both sides of the aisle. >>> let's party a bit down in new orleans. wusa9 anchor andrea roane there is for our glitz and blitz team coverage. at super bowl xlvii, hey, andrea. >> reporter: hi there, derek. look where i am, on stage at snug harbor here with the uptown jazz orchestra and its leader delcio marsalis and we'll listen to them play a little, but this is what louisiana is all about, great food, great music and it's all right h
arizona congresswoman gabrielle gifford to the nra. >> be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> my problem is background checks as you're never going to get criminals to go through universal background checks. dodge the testimonies came as lawmakers held the first hearing in the wake of the new town shooting. james johnson, a supporter of president obama's gun control program also testified. >> there is nothing better than being in raven's country this week. unless you are a central it is 40 niner's fan. we caught up with the teenager that wears her forty-niners tried very proudly in the halls of her city high-school. live in the newsroom, she has more on her story. >> we have met so many special raven's fans, we thought we would show you a different perspective. it is just fine with her. >> it is not all that difficult to pick kathy out of a group. she is the one in the san francisco forty-niners sweatshirt surrounded by all the raven's fans. >> is cool being the only forty- niners fan. >> her dad is the defensive coordinator for the forty- niners. she admits being i
to be identified. they are in their 40's and are in critical condition. former arizona congressman gabrielle giffords spoke out today. she began saying that too many children are dying. >> you must act. the bold. the courageous. americans are counting on you. >> this is the first congressional hearing on gun control since the newtown shooting. wayne lapierre said that they no longer support universal background checks because criminals will not submit to one. >> a task force held a town hall meeting in wakefield high school. parents and other community members aired concerns about safety in schools and colleges. the task force is considering measures like placing armed guards in every school and improving mental health outreach services. >> the rain continues to fall tonight and we're in for even more in the next few hours. we will check back in with bob on when things will change. >> also, this controversial ad from volkswagen is getting a lot of attention. >> seven and half years after katrina, new orleans says it is ready for the super bowl and a brighter future. >> there is a super bowl
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in a few minutes in washington, dc, former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords, and her husband, astronaut mark kelly, will testify at the first congressional hearing on gun violence since the president launched the gun control campaign. the head of the national rifle association is scheduled to testify, too, focusing on the question, what should america do about gun violence? >> a study suggests straight men are more stressed out than men who are gay or bisexual. the study from canada measures whether gays and lesbians experienced less overall anxiety after coming out, straight were more stressed and depressed than their gay counterparts but the opposite was tree for women with lesbians more stressed than straight women. >> it is 6:46, big day ahead for facebook, and u.s. economic growth hits speed bump. for more we go to jane king live at the new york stock exchange. >> good morning, jane. >> good morning, the commerce department data coming out this morning is gross domestic product, the broadest measure we have showing the economy contracted slightly last quarter. the bigges
altos, and antioch, and petaluma this is abc7 news. >> congresswoman gabrielle giffords is expected to testify at the first congressional hearing since the president launched his gun control campaign. the head of the national rifle association is also scheduled to testify before the senate judiciary committee today as is gabrielle giffords' husband, retired international mark kelly. the c.e.o. says law abiding gun owners will not accept blame for sick killers. all are urged to attend the hearing. >> c.h.p. investigators are closer to identifying the drives involved in a dangerous sideshow in the middle of interstate 880 over the weekend at 4:00 p.m. on saturday involving half a dozen vehicles near the oakland colisieum. an anonymous caller who gave crucial information to the c.h.p. spoke exclusively with abc7 news. he says he saw the postings on facebook implicating the drivers. >> they were posted on the internet and someone posted it and i saw it, a comment, saying that they knew someone in the video. >> the videos were uploaded to youtube so it was easy for the detectives to trac
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for watching. an emotional scene on capitol hill today. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords returned to congress for a senate hearing on gun violence. two years ago, giffords was shot in the head during a shooting spree that killed six people in tucson, arizona. the 71 words gifford spoke today did not come easy for her. but her message is one every american needs to hear. >> thank you for inviting me. here today. this is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for democrats and republicans. speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> it remains to be seen if congress will show the same kind of courage gabby giffords displayed today. her husband, captain mark kelly, also testified. kelly's message, demanding change is not the same as taking away people's guns. >> we take that right very seriously, and we would never, ever give
, former arizona congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, was a victim of a mass shooting. n.r.a. c.e.o. saw law abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of violence. the n.r.a. and mark kelly sent e-mails to supporters urging them to attend the hearing today. >> c.h.p. is getting closer in identifying the drivers involved in a dangerous side show in the middle of interstate 880 over the weekend. the crazy stunt could have had deadly consequences. we have the latest on the investigation and the emergency calls that came in during the incident. >> my god. my god. the c.h.p. is getting abundance of information leading to the drivers involved in this sideshow that happened saturday afternoon around 4:00 right in the middle of northbound 880 in oakland. >> someone posted this on the internet and i saw it, i saw a comment saying they knew someone in the video. >> caller who gave crucial information to the c.h.p. spoke exclusively to abc7 news saying he saw postings on facebook implicated the drivers. the c.h.p. also released 9-1-1 calls from people who witnessed this. >> everyone on the
by former representative gabrielle giffords. >> violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> giffords attended the hearing with husband astronaut mark kelly who also spoke. the former congresswoman has become a public advocate for gun control after being severely injured in a shooting at a campaign event more than two years ago in tucson, arizona. >> that was a powerful press conference. >> nra vice president wayne lapierre also spoke saying that because of their children safety program, fatal firearm accidents are at the lowest level in more than 100 years. he said the government should not dictate what people can lawfully own and use to protect our families. >>> meantime, happening right now, pro gun activists holding a rally in san francisco speaking out. the group claims anti-gun legislation won't have any effect on crime rates. today's rally a precursor to the national day of resistant that is a series of pro-gun rallies taking place on february 23rd. >>> san francisco police are investigating remains that could solve an almost 30-
woman gabrielle gifford who's made a dramatic appeal today on gun control. she and her husband, mark cell yes met with president obama today. giffords told congress tod65r at now. >> gun safety advocates and the national rifle association squared off on this issue. mark? >> the senate is considering and today, both sides ofk(x the debate were represented at that hearing. first, gabby giffords in a senate hearing the appearance was brief but powerful. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. v congress woman shot in the head two years ago, made an appeal for action. >> too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> the murder of 20 school;xÑ children reignited the debate, today, in what will be a long battle over efforts to strengthen background checks on purchases and renew a ban on assault weapons. and told senators background checks would be a waste of time and money. >>zyn: you'll create an enormos federal bureaucracy, unfunded. they'll have to go through it. >> saying criminals won't go through background check autos criminals wo
something. >> former congress woman and gun violence victim gabrielle giffords making an appeal to curb gun violence. >> members met with officials in san francisco to talk about the same gun measures and abc 7 news political reporter listened in on that meeting. >> just back. house democratic leader nancy pelosi was at this meeting today so was shooting victim, jackie speier and mike thompson shares the house task force. the topic was, can and what needs to be done. and members of congress to protect the american people. >> this is it. we have to measure up. and we cannot accept anything less. >> the head of the house task force on gun violence says there are measures that even gun advocates support. >> like universal background checks and an tend to these assault magazines. >> wendy was the first to ask a question, one of five people shot 13 years ago nay jewish center in los angeles. >> a man on parole who is a self contained neo nazi, able to get the gun from a loophole. >> people who buy guns in gun shows are not subject to background checks. >> that has to -- what happens if the law d
. the former arizona congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, you remember she was nearly killed in that shooting back in 2011. she told the committee that too many americans are dying by being shot. senator richard blumenthal was on the senate committee holding that hearing. he is a senator from kek connecticut. it's very interesting to watch gabby giffords yesterday. her read just is inherently very emotional as she tries to really say every single word. here's a little bit of what she said to those at this hearing. >> you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> just to hear her struggle to get the words out really i think just speaks volumes, if you will, about all that she's been through and all about this debate. and yet this hearing did not then go forward with everybody piling on and trying to work together. it became very divisive, kind of contentious. do you think gabrielle giffords can help affect policy in this manner? >> very, very desfinitely and profoundly. her statement was one of the shortest but most powerful public statements before any congressional
for legislation by the president and some lawmakers. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, herself a victim of gun lens made dramatic appearance. in a brief plea giffords urged lawmakers to act quickly. >> the time is now. you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> at the same hearing giffords' husband mark kelly pushed forward requiring background checks, but wayne lapierre of the national rifle association said criminals never submit to them. >> we're going to make all the law-abiding people go through the system and then we're not going to prosecute any of the bad guys if we do catch one, and none of it makes any sense in the real world. >> requiring private sellers to require a background check before they transfer a gun is -- i mean for us, i can't think of something that would make our country safer than doing just that. >> during his testimony kelly made reference to another shooting in arizona. a gunman opened fire at a phoenix office yesterday. one person was killed. two others were wounded. and the gunman is on the run. >>> city
of weapons. cbs reporter danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: former congresswoman gabrielle giffords arrived as an unscheduled witness to the first senate hearing on gun violence since the mass shooting at a connecticut elementary school. >> the time is now. you must act. >> reporter: she was nearly killed in a tucson shooting in 2011 and came to capitol hill with her husband, retired astronaut mark kelly, to push for tighter gun restrictions. members of the senate judiciary committee are discussing an assault weapons ban and strengthening background checks. >> i go through background checks. i expect everyone else, too. >> reporter: the nra executive violent wayne lapierre is representing gun owners at the hearing. >> background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. >> reporter: while gun control is getting new attention here on capitol hill, getting laws passed is an uphill battle. republicans and democrats are strong gun rights supporters. >> the 1994 assault weapons ban did not stop columbine. th
cordes was there. >> reporter: at one end of the witness table was gabrielle giffords' husband. at the othhe c the national rifle association wayne lapierre, who argued new gun laws are nun necessary. >> the fact is, we could dramatically cut crime in this country with guns and save lives all over this country if we would start enforcing the 9,000 federal laws we have on the books. i'm talking about drug dealers with guns, gangs with guns and felons with guns. they're simply not being enforced. the numbers are shocking. >> reporter: democrats and some republicans said background checks need to be expanded to include firearm purchases made at gun shows. baltimore county police chief jim johnson: >> the best way to stop a bad guy from getting a gun in the first place is a good background check. >> my problem with back-- background checks is you're never going to get criminals to go through universal background checks. >> mr. lapierre, that's the point. the criminals won't go to purchase the guns because there will be a background check. it will stop them from the original purchas
to you. >> thank you. on thisdegrees morning, 5:42. >> former congresswoman gabrielle giffords back captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> super bowl xlvii is just days away. local leader says that he out of the debate over whether the redskins fans should now route for the ravens in sunday's game. >> that is wise. d.c. mayor vincent gray tells post peopleon should make your own decisions about which team they will cheer .or he did say he will be watching working on his speechstrict's that he will deliver on tuesday. the ravens are tackling a now involving a cheerleaders. >> we want to get to jummy olabanji. she cannot come to the super bowl now? >> her name is courtney. years old. she's been cheering for the baltimore ravens for the past years, she was 18. i will show you her picture. courtney. she tells abc news that she got job, she graduated from college, she says now she does cheer forhe time to works ans while she full-time job. she told the team at their last home game that she not be at the super bowl. posted the names they to thee taking superb
bajo noticias dc... tambien en nuestra la presencia de la ex- congresista gabrielle giffords en una audiencia en el congreso herida de gravedad en un tiroteo en enero de 2011, pidio en medio de una audiencia congresional la implementacion denrestriccion es mas severas a las armas de fuego fernando pizarro nos tiene los detalles. la ex congresistast de arizona gabby giffords urgio al congreso a actuar para terminar con la violencia con armas de fuego. reconociendo que hablar le era dificil, le pidio al congreso ser valiente. "muchos ninos estan muriendo. demasiados ninos. debemos hacer algo. y el momento es ahora. mientras ella y su marido, el astronauta mark kelly, se consolidan como los nuevos simbolos de la lucha por el control de armas, otro incidente con armas de fuego sacudia a phoenix, arizona. la audiencia la presenciaron activistas que exigen que el congreso haga algo. es muy emocional, porque son nuestros hijos, los hijos de las madres de connecticut, somos como yo, madres, simplemente madres. el senador republicano de arizona jeff flake, amigo de la ex congresista giffords
, washington. >> it is unclear if gabriel giffords will attend today's hearing but connecticut center richard bloomenthal says there will indeed be a surprise guest. he's just not saying who that is going to be. >>> could there be a compromise coming on the controversial pit bull laws in maryland. montgomery county delegate luis simmons hopes to introduce a bill that will achieve that. last year pit bulls were ruled inherently dangerous. >>> a new display at washington crime museum takes a close look at dog fighting. the exhibit called dog fighting: the voiceless victims is sponsored by the uspca. it features items used by dog fighters. there's a skull of a pit bull that was removed from a grave site during a dog fight investigation. >>> stern words from president obama to congress regarding immigration reform. during a trip to his lass having high school, president obama praised the reform plan drawn up by a bipartisan group of eight senators. he says if the plan gets bogged down in congress, he will send lawmakers his own immigration bill. >> we need congress to act on a comprehensive appro
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